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Membership Newsletter

September 2018

Smooth Sailing

eting & Report of Nominating Committee e M l a u n n A f o 2018 Notice IN THIS ISSUE: Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Election details • On the Water News Membership Highlights • Clubs Within the Club 1

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COMMODORE’S LOG Chapter 9 Summer seems to have flown by! We have just completed our annual shutdown at both the Downtown and Pass-a-Grille Clubhouses. Our great staff is happy to be welcoming everyone back. Both clubhouses received annual painting, house cleaning, carpeting and much more! Please take a look around the next time you visit and I am sure you will agree that we really have some beautiful, well maintained facilities. We focused again this year on the overall financial condition of the Club brought about by conservative, well thought out business decisions. This planning is carried forward with the interests of our members foremost in our minds. In June, the Board approved the 2019 budget, which included a 2.5% increase in dues. This minimal increase allows us to meet our ongoing and future maintenance and improvements to all of our facilities, programs, and quality of service, as well as the anticipated additional expenditures seen in property taxes, utilities, insurance premiums, and other costs of doing business. This is a difficult decision, however keeping this to a modest amount each year will allow us to continue the enhancements and services of the Club without the potential for a large adjustment in the future. Lastly, this amount allows the Club to increase our funding to the capital reserves insuring our future is secure in maintaining and improving our physical assets. Please be reminded, our Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election is coming up on Tuesday, October 9th. The official election notice, with a list of the candidates, is posted in this issue and public areas of the Club. Please take a moment to review the candidates and their qualifications. The elected members from the ballot will be making important board decisions for years to come, and we appreciate your participation. Also, thank you, in advance, to all of the candidates for their commitment to run for a Board seat. It seems hard to believe but our regatta schedule is already taking shape. To name a few which are coming up – The St. Petersburg Classic Regatta -September 14-15, Bruce Watters Green Fleet Regatta -September 14-15, Ted Irwin Memorial/Fall Bay Race October 13, and our Annual SPYC Championship scheduled for October 20th. Please note that registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 St. Petersburg to Habana Race - March 18, 2019 (NOR and online entry at SPYC has a full season ahead of some great Club events too. Something for everyone…from the 60’s British Invasion Event, Donald Trump Comedy Impersonator Show & Prix-Fixe Dinner, to the Fall Movies

at the Tiki happening in October. Also, mark your calendars for the 2018 Commodore's Ball on Saturday, November 10th. This is the premiere party of the year - don't miss it! Getting away from business, I thought I’d take a moment and pass on a little about my summer experience. I was fortunate to be invited to participate in the Combat Wounded Veteran Scuba Challenge which runs out of the Key West Naval Air Station. I was joined by P/C Richard Winning and Club Member, Doug Corey. We used two of our boats and joined two other boats to take 25 of our nation's best (and an assortment of wives and children), on a seven day scuba challenge; which involved snorkeling, reef restoration, and deep water wreck dives. It was a truly humbling experience and an absolute pleasure to spend time with these wounded veterans and their families, some of whom traveled across the county to participate in this very worthwhile challenge. Once again, welcome back after shutdown and a busy summer! See you around the Club,

Joseph W. Klingel, Commodore

The Mission of St. Petersburg Yacht Club is to encourage and support yachting, and provide a comfortable social environment for our members and guests, while preserving and enhancing the Club’s traditions and prestige. 2

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The Annual Meeting of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. At this meeting the following business will be transacted: Election of Directors, Annual Reports of Officers and members of the Executive Committee, reading of communications, and other such business as may properly come before the meeting. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Voting for Directors will start at 11:30 am in the Quarterdeck and will continue until 7:30 pm The annual Meeting will be called to order at 7:45 pm in the Ballroom. All Past Commodores, Active, and Intermediate members in good standing shall be eligible to vote. Members in good standing must show their membership card before voting. In the instance of Married Couple Memberships, only one spouse may vote per membership on a first come basis – Domestic Partners are not allowed to vote. Jeff Locker, Secretary

NOMINEES FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-2019 ACTIVE: Wayne Andrews, Fred Higham, Joe DiVito, Jackie O’Brien, Frank Fraze, Bert Rachel, Mike Funsch, Bill Waters, Sr. INTERMEDIATES: Wendy Reuss & Christopher Spencer NOTICE—Absentee Ballot for Annual Election As prescribed in the Club By-laws (Article IV, Section 5), members who will be absent from the City on the day of the Annual Meeting and Election of Directors (October 9, 2018) may vote by Absentee Ballot within TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE ELECTION. Absentee Ballots will be available in the Club Manager’s Office beginning September 25, 2018. House Rule #27 Pertaining to Election: In reference to Club elections, there shall be no written voting recommendations or other candidate slate suggestions passed out on the Yacht Club premises. By Laws: Article IV-Section 4 Direct mailings or other mass distribution to members of campaign material by or on behalf of Board Candidates is prohibited and, if caused by a candidate, grounds for disqualification of a candidate or removal from the Board of such elected candidate and other disciplinary action, as well as grounds for disciplinary action against any non-candidate member who engages in such action. By Laws: Article IX – Section 1 Such prejudicial conduct includes oral communication or distribution by any mean negative literature or other material designed to embarrass or humiliate another club member, regardless of whether such member is running for an elected position.


NOTICE of Annual Election & Report of Nominating Committee




Bill Waters Membership Chairman Susan Robertson Director of Membership/Marketing

New Members ACTIVE:

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bannon Dr. and Mrs. Brent Price Dr. and Mrs. Morten Middelfart Mr. Guy Anderson Ms. Sandra Gacio Ms. Anna Olecka Ms. Jeanne O’Neil Ms. Susan Talbot Mr. Jean-Paul Creignou


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reilly Mr. Alexander Thomas Dalgleish Booth Ms. Heidi Trilsh


Dr. and Mrs. Eddy Berges Dr. and Mrs. Francisco Gomez Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Barber


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams Mr. and Mrs. Troy Baker


Mr. and Mrs. Nicklaus Ball


Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Martin Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wells Mrs. Laura Gattis/Mr. Scott Gattis Ms. Betty Ward Mr. and Mrs. Emery McDonough Mr. and Mrs. Roger Feeley Mr. Gregory Buckner/Mrs. Julie Shields Mr. Jack Culley Mr. Stephen McKeithan/Ms, Kathleen James Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cardoso Mr. Thomas Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Bryan King Dr. Denise Remus and Mrs. Patrick Remus Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeLuigi, Jr. Mr. Ron Wilkson Mr. and Mrs. Steve Westphal Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morgan Mr. and Mrs. William Hagedorn Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powers Ms. Jennifer Parker and Mrs. Donald Lewis Dr. and Mrs. David McDonald Mr. and Mrs. Sam Green Mr. and Mrs. David Brett Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gaskin

PROPOSERS: The Club relies on our members’ proposals and we thank you for your support! Mr. Michael Blacker Mr. Robert Barlow Mr. Kenneth Cowan Mrs. Sunny Endicott Mr. Douglas Licker Mr. Atle Moe Mr. Thomas Morlock Mr. Stephen Ravenel Mr. William Waters, Sr.


A message from Membership... Group Memberships Private Clubs rely on membership and referrals from their members. WE rely on YOU to recommend your friends, relatives, co-workers – the best of your inner circle – with whom you would like to network, party, and share your club experiences. SPYC has a new program for individuals who belong to the same association, organization or business, or who have like interests. Our Group Membership allows for a minimum of three (3) individuals to apply at the same time to obtain the group Initiation Fee discount. Each group member will hold their account in their name and each account will be billed individual dues. For example; someone belongs to an organization in downtown and knows two other members of that organization, or three individuals live in the same condo complex. The three of them would complete applications and submit them at the same time - going through the standard SPYC application process. The savings are within the group Initiation Fee discount; which is $4,000 per person, vs. $6,500 per person for an Active member. Don’t forget about our Member Referral Program, where the Proposer is “awarded” with food and beverage certificates for referring new members. Amounts vary depending on the level of the referral, but what a great way to be rewarded for recommending a valuable member to your Club!




Initiation Fee: $800 (PLUS TAX) Annual Dues: $1, 500 (PLUS TAX)

PASS-A-GRILLE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: Unlimited use of the restaurant/bar/terrace facility at Pass-a-Grille. Use of the Clubhouse Pool. Invitation to social events at the Pass-a-Grille location. Transient slip rental and priority slip rental based upon availability. Complimentary Meeting/Banquet Facility Space ~ Member pricing on Food & Beverage. Pass-a-Grille Parking Only (Downtown Club parking is prohibited)

Pass-a-Grille Membership does not include: Access to the SPYC Downtown Clubhouse, Docks, Clubs Within the Club, the Sailing Center, Snell Isle Marina, reciprocity with SPCC, FCYC clubs, or any other club/facilities. No discount will be offered on Diesel Fuel & Gasoline at the Downtown Club Docks or Snell Isle Marina.

SPYC’s Annual Member Appreciation Event Thank You for being a valued member of this prestigious Club! Join us in celebration on Sunday, October 21st 3:30 – 5:30 pm Reservations Not Required ~ Members ONLY Event 4

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SECTION 19. PASS-A-GRILLE MEMBERSHIPS. Pass-A-Grille Membership in the St Petersburg Yacht Club shall be by invitation only, and shall be available, subject to any regulations and/or restrictions imposed by the Board of Directors of the Club, to individuals who are not currently members of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club nor any past member whose membership expired within 24 months of application. Such membership shall be non-voting, and such members' use of Club facilities shall be limited to the facilities at Pass-A-Grille only, with no rights of reciprocity with other Clubs in the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, nor Clubs within the Club that regularly meet at the Downtown Club, nor shall such members be eligible to serve on committees nor the Board of Directors.

What is the SPYC Poker Run? A Poker Run is not a race. It’s a game of chance, Club tradition, and an assembly of some of the most social and active boaters at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. On Poker Run day, boaters meet at the Club docks and show off their well curated boat themes. (Examples: Gilligan’s Island, Viking Raiding Party, Top Gun). Upon arriving at the Club they will check in and get a nautical map that will chart their path of adventure for the day. The map includes 6-7 different stops in which the boaters will travel to, collecting a poker chip at each stop. The stops are a combination of gracious member’s waterfront homes and local waterside restaurants. All boats are tasked with visiting all the stops in the time


by Veronica Hickey



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allotted. Upon returning to the Club, each participant will turn in their tokens for poker cards and play a 5-Card Poker hand! Prizes are awarded for the best hand. Prizes are also awarded for “Best Boat Theme” and “Best Dock Stop.” It is always fun to see what everyone comes up with! Get Involved Today!! We need your help…Interested in a day of fun while hosting a Dock Stop, or Volunteering to help with a dock stop? Please contact Alexandria at

SPYC Junior Sailing Activities by Todd Fedyszyn, Youth Sailing Director The SPYC Junior Sailing Team has had a busy and exciting summer with events locally, nationally, and abroad! We have been busy teaching the youth of St Pete to sail in our summer camp at the Sailing Center, as well as competing in a wide range of events all over the USA and abroad! SPYC Opti Sailors Bella Shakespeare and Dorothy Mendelblatt qualified to represent the USA at the British Opti Nationals held in Wales. Bella sailed a strong event finishing as the top American finisher, 3rd girl and 14th overall. Dorothy also sailed a strong event finishing in 85th overall! SPYC was also very well represented at the USODA Open and Girls National Championship held in Pensacola, Florida. 13 SPYC Opti’s made the trek to compete including 12 RWB sailors and one Green Fleeter. In the Open Championship fleet Bella Shakespeare was our top performer finishing in 27th overall. Also competing for SPYC were Dorothy Mendelblatt, Kate Danielson, Sidney Noble, Ava Shakespeare, Rosie Simpson, Taylor Brown, Jack Carter, Ainsley Braun and John Hartney. In the Silver Fleet Sophia Fuller finished 8th overall. In the one day Girls National Championship Dorothy Mendelblatt was our top finisher in 11th overall and was followed closely by Bella Shakespeare in 13th. Also competing were Kate Danielson, Sidney Moyer, Ava Shakespeare, Rosie Simpson and Sophia Fuller. The SPYC Summer Sailing Camp was a huge success this year! Between June 1st and August 10th 459 students took part in our summer sailing classes learning how to sail an opti, 420, a keelboat, a windsurfer, and some students even learned how to fish. We will be continuing our Learn to Sail classes for Opti aged kids this fall as well as our intermediate Harbor Mice classes. For more information be sure to contact the sailing center at 727-822-3113 or September 2018 Smooth Sailing 5

POWER BOAT COMPETITION ADDS MORE TO YOUR BOATING WEEKEND NO MATTER WHAT TYPE OF BOAT YOU ENJOY. Emphasizing navigational skills and local knowledge of tides and currents, this is a great opportunity to compete with your friends on the water for best estimated time between marks & best estimated overall time for the course.Then enjoy the after-party while the results are tallied!

“On the water contest with prizes for best legs and overall winner!” SATURDAY ~ SEPTEMBER 8TH SPYC DOWNTOWN DOCKS ~ MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS! FOR MORE INFO/SIGN UP CONTACT:

Judy McFadden: 727-455-9793 or Barbara Weller: 941-356-1680 or

Yachting Information by Donna Sue Marks, Yachting Information Chairperson The first week of August the US was represented at the Sailing Olympic Qualifier World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Of the 1,400 athletes from 90 nations competing in 11 days of racing, this event was larger than the 2016 Rio Olympic Sailing. In addition to the 10 Olympic classes, Kiteboarding made its first appearance. Many sailors from the Sunshine State, and across the country, have passed through the doors of SPYC as youth sailors, and are on the hunt for Olympic Country berths. The goal is to reach the podium and qualify our country as a team. Florida sailors and their class; Radial - Erika Reineke Ft. Lauderdale, Paige Railey Clearwater, Finn – Luke Muller Ft. Pierce, 470M - Dave Hughes Miami, Nacra 17 – Ravi Parent Bradenton, RS-X M - Geronimo Nores & Padro Pascual both from Miami, Laser - Scott Rasmussen Ft. Myers, 49er - Mac Agnese Ft. Lauderdale, Ian MacDiarmid Delray Beach, Brad Funk Plantation, 49er FX - Charlotte Mack Palm City, Nacra 17 - Sarah Newberry Biscayne Park, Kite M - Kai Calder Delray Beach. 6

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Hempel Sailing World Championships, Aarhus 2018


SPYC Poker Run Saturday, October 20th $15++ Per Participant

10:00 am Registration

11:00 am ~ Poker Run begins, departure from PAG Docks (limited to the first 25 boats)

Awards & Burgers ~ 5:30 pm Register NOW!! Round up a boat and crew, pull together your best theme, and get ready for a day of comradery on the water. Everyone plays with card stops at SPYC Member’s Docks and local establishments, followed by awards and dinner!

Sign-up online at If you are a Dock sponsor and plan on attending the Awards at SPYC Call 727-360-1646 for reservations PFO/Cash Bar available

GET INVOLVED TODAY!! We need your help... Interested in a day of fun while hosting a Dock Stop? Contact Bill Waters, II for complete details at (727) 459-2455.

Entertainment Committee Event

SPYC Fishing Tournament! Pass-a-Grille Clubhouse

Saturday, October 27th ~ Fishing Starts at 6:00 am

Captains Meeting at the Beach Club on Friday, October 26th at 6:00 pm Participants must return to the Beach Club by 3:00 pm on day of tournament for weigh-in & awards. (Inshore and Offshore Divisions.) *Hosted by the SPYC Saltwater Anglers Club*

Tournament Registration, click on: ---> Member Login ---> Clubs ---> Saltwater Anglers ---> Fishing Tournament


2018 Regatta Schedule

Saturday, October 20th

Compete to Win this Coveted Title!

St. Petersburg Classic Regatta ~ Sept. 14 - 15 Bruce Watters Green Fleet Regatta ~ Sept. 15-16 College Match Racing Qualifier ~ Sept. 29 Ted Irwin Memorial/Fall Bay Race ~ Oct. 13 Grand Masters Team Racing ~ Oct. 27 - 28 J/24's Southeast Qualifier ~ Nov. 3 - 4 J/70 Youth Regatta ~ Nov. 16 - 18 America's Disabled Regatta ~ Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 High School Keelboat ~ Dec. 8 - 9

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Winning Boat Receives:

1st Place: $600 club account credit 2nd Place: $250 club account credit • 3rd Place: $150 club account credit In addition to the $600 club credit, the Club Champion will also be awarded a designated parking space, a plaque in the lobby, and will be asked to represent the Yacht Club at National and International invitational events.

Registration: 727-822-3113 -OR- (Click on Regattas)

Sailing Schedule

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 St. Petersburg - Habana Race! ~ March 18, 2019 NOR & Online Entry at

Adult Learn to Sail Classes

Adult Intermediate Classes

Taught in our Ideal 18’s

Taught on various weekends 8:30 am-3:30 pm For available dates contact the Sailing Center.

Weekends 8:30 am-3:30 pm Membership to SPYC or

SPSC is not Required.

September 1/2 September 8/9 September 22/23

$100 for Yacht Club Members

Harbor Mice and Opti Classes

Sundays 1:00-4:30 pm September 9 October 7 November 11 December 16

Sailing Center Members: $100 Please inquire regarding SPYC Member discounts

For more information, please contact the Sailing Center at 727-822-3113. Visit us online at

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Riders Club


by Wayne Bond

Voted most colorful Riders Club photo this year! Riders Club member Bob Kline submitted this great photo showing his preparation for the 4th of July Parade in Tierra Verde. It’s a shame we couldn’t hear his radio playing patriotic songs.

Our Riders also enjoyed a somewhat muddy ride to Richloam, Florida where some of our favorite back-roads turned into mush. After a few route changes, and a test of our motoring skills, we made it back safely. Our helmets go off to Bart Franey, our newest Riders Club member (and new to riding) for impressing all of the seasoned riders with his skill at handling his bike, during this sometimes precarious ride. Bart has logged more than 500 miles testing out bikes before making that forever purchase. Bart has enjoyed a 2017 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, a 2017 Harley Street Glide, and a 2017 Electra Glide. He may have eliminated the Softail, feeling it is a bit small for his frame. Bart will be visiting Maine soon and riding another Electra Glide, but is looking forward to returning to Florida and trying out this Indian Chieftain.

President…............... Wayne Bond Vice President…....... Ray Noyes Secretary…............... Douglas Freedle 8

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On June 21st, Shirley Rigo arranged for the Salty Sisters to visit Wonderland Flowers Floral Therapy Workshop to learn how to make beautiful flower arrangements. The class was well done and all the participants received a lovely bouquet to take home.

Rained out "Olympics" at the Tiki Hut

Waiting for the rain to stop

June 20th was the first day of the “Salty Summer Olympics” held at the pool. After a couple of games of pool volleyball, the skies opened up and it poured!! The few participants enjoyed some “dry” Tiki Bar time until the rain stopped.



by Carol Hansen


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Broad Reachers

by Carol Hansen

The Broad Reachers held their Annual Meeting and Elections of Officers on May 12th. We had a group of 28 Broads attending with Kerrie providing a wonderful setting and lunch. Next year are new Officers and FWSA Delegates are as follows: Captain - Katie Rodgers, Race Captain – Gwen Mann, Treasurer – Carol Hansen, Secretary – Donna Papa. FWSA 1st Delegate – Marti Cochran, 2nd Delegate – Debbie Walcutt, and Alternate – Angela Treinan. This past FWSA Interclub season was very successful, the Broads sailed every club race but one!! Our goal this upcoming year is to race in all of them!! Last year we even had our very first Championship Regatta team sailing in an Ideal 18. This coming year, the Broads have a busy schedule with the Welcome Back Party & Meeting, Nona Bolster Regatta, Commodore Lucas Cup, Halloween Race, and many more fun sails. For anyone that would like to learn to sail a Pram or just have some fun on Saturdays, the Broad Reachers are for you! Please contact Carol Hansen at for more information.

While the Club was closed for vacation, Shirley Rigo hosted a wonderful pool party at her home. 50 or more Salty Sisters had a great time swimming, eating, playing cards, etc. The food was delicious, the weather cooperated, and everyone had a great time. August 1st was the 1st Annual Noodle Doodle Golf Tournament and Horse Race held in the Ballroom. The Salties created their “race horses” from noodles. The winner of the Best Decorated Horse went to the team of Gail Falkingham, Barbara Deininger, Rosie Watters, and Carole Bardes. First place winners of the Putt-Putt contest were: Iris Mastry, Jill Bridges, Tove Kullman, and Kathy Ahern.

Shirley's Pool Party Salties creating their Race Horses

Noodle Doodle Hole Putt Putt #1

Noodle Doodle Horses

General Meeting

Katie Rodgers, Barbara Arnold, Jeanette Erb, Carol Hansen

Nancy Dunn & Debbie Walcutt

RC - Anne O'Dell, Charl Hadfield, Joanne Simmons, Gwen Mann

RC - Jeanette Erb, Anne O'Dell, Barbara Arnold, Betty Hurley

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by Angela Kowalik, President -






And how was your summer? Many of us were busy reading books for the Book Group, or playing Mah Jongg or Bridge, and we ventured out on the town for some Dine-Arounds, including the Pass-a-Grille Club for Bingo, then back to the Downtown Club for Trivia. Now we are ready to get back in full swing and continue our celebration of our 16th year of the Woman’s Club!! We have quite a variety of interesting programs and topics, as well as some favorite events, planned for this coming year. Join us this month, to reconnect with all your Woman’s Club friends as we figure out where has the summer gone…or was it just a dream??? Our September 19th program will feature our past Program Chair Theresa Matthews, a certified dream teacher, who will talk to us about The Secret Language of Dreams. Theresa has studied with Jeremy Taylor (Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill) and Robert Moss (Here, Everything is Dreaming), both internationally published and acclaimed dream masters. September Program: The Secret According to Theresa, all Language of Dreams dreams come in service to our waking selves, but often times seem to be in a language somewhat foreign. Theresa will explain different ways to interpret our dreams, introduce us to a group process for discussing and decoding dreams, and importantly, help us tap into their power and insights. Dreams have been an important resource to Theresa, and perhaps after this talk, they may be for you too! Bring some dreams with you! Wednesday, September 19, Waterfront Room

Woman’s Club Interest Groups Book Group Facilitator: Sue Bettencourt Sept. 26: Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance Meets the 4th Wed each month (except Dec) Social time: 5:00 pm Discussion: 5:30 – 6:30 Contact: Bridge Group Facilitator: Joyce Sterrett Meets every Tues @ 1:00 pm in the Bridge Room. [Lunch @ 12:00 optional] Contact:

Mah Jongg Facilitator: Carolyn Rehberger Lessons are regularly offered for new players. Meets every Thurs @ 1:00 pm [Lunch @ noon optional] Contact: or 727-895-8243 Travel Group Facilitator: Pat Seifried Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month (times and dates may vary) Contact:

Sunshine Facilitator: Sondra Seay-Frisbie If someone is ill or could use Golf Group cheering up Will resume in October. Contact: Meets each Fri Oct 15 thru May 15, 8:30 am for 9:00 am tee time at Cypress Links [Please note – these are subject to change each month] Membership in the Woman’s Club is required to participate in the Interest Group activities.

The Woman’s Club Directory for 2018-2019 will be available for you at our September Program Meeting. We look forward to seeing you in and around the club!!! New & returning members are always welcome—to become a member or renew your membership, contact our Membership Chair Debbie Walcutt (knoticaly@hotmail. com) or 321-437-6695. The Mission of the Woman’s Club is to embrace new friendships, promote social activities and increase women’s involvement in the SPYC.

Social time: 5:00 pm, Meeting & Program: 5:30 pm

Amateur Radio Club by Barbara Watson

This is the busy month for hurricane season....hopefully this year is not so busy. Ham radio operators, in cooperation with National Hurricane Center in Miami, provide vital backup communication in affected areas. Cell towers are destroyed, internet is down, satellite phones are overloaded and unreliable. More often than not, Ham radio is the only viable communications available during and for several days after the storm passes. Ham Radio Saves Lives! Our next club meeting will be on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:00 pm in the Park View Room. Eyeball for a Highball before the meeting in the lounge. We welcome any member to join us at our meetings, if you are interested in becoming a licensed Amateur Radio Operator …. we will help you. 10

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Welcome Aboard!!! Woohoo! Good Bye Summer, Hello Fall! The Cruising Fleet kept cool this summer out on the water. In June we cruised to Longboat Key Moorings with Port Directors Mike & Beverly Bodin planning a great weekend. We enjoyed docktails under the trees each evening before dining at the Portofino on Friday, and then to the not-so-Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on Saturday. Our best (or only?) memory is the random seating assignment using miniature libations, a new favorite!

June Port Directors Beverly & Mike Bodin

Cruising Fleet at the Dry Dock

In July, we kept it close to home back at our own Club for the 4th of July celebrations planned by Port Directors Pam and Allen Thomas. Not only did we get culturefied through a tour of the new downtown James Museum, we had a great time gathering at their high-rise condo where they hosted our crowd for libations and dinner to enjoy the fireworks. We were having so much fun that we missed the fireworks…oh wait, they were cancelled! That’s how Memories are made!

July Port Directors Pam & Allen Thomas



by Angela Kowalik, Fleet Captain


Cruising Fleet




by Dr. Patsy Warmack, President

What’s on your calendar? Before you forget, take out your daily planner and record these very important dates – September 24, October 15, November 12, December 3, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, and May 6. These are the LBC program meeting dates for the 2018 – 2019 season. You don’t want to miss the tons of fun Joy Hyland, Program Chairwoman, has lined up!!! Game Day - September 24 we have a gaming aficionado who will lead us in a variety of (legal) games designed to stimulate fun and build camaraderie – and isn’t that what the LBC is all about? There will be prizes for winners so don’t be shy; meet us at the Pass-a-Grille Club: 10:45 am Sign-in 11:00 am Short Program Meeting followed by Games and Lunch. New directories will be distributed at the meeting. Call the Club to make your luncheon reservations (727-360-1646). Of course, there will be a Mah Jongg fest following the event so plan to spend the day if you play! One never knows when the Mah Jongg fairy will drop by with a special hand. If you’ve been thinking it’s time to learn the game, give me a call (727-409-0469). We will arrange for lessons (no charge) and you’ll be able One Great Hand Last Summer to join in the fun. The LBC promotes social, educational and cultural activities within the SPYC. As we gear up for the 2018 – 2019 program season we think about how many fabulous, interesting women there are in the group. The good news is there is always room for more. The Board of Directors would like to invite you if you are not already a LBC member, to join us.

Cruising Fleet contemplates another lifestyle

Thanks so much to the Bodins’ and Thomas’ for the spectacular summer arrangements. We are all looking forward to some cooler weather and more cool cruising events coming your way this fall! The fun doesn’t stop…. Upcoming events for the Cruising Fleet to enjoy include: • •

Cruising Fleet Dinner Mtg – Thur, Sept. 13 (5:30 social, 6:30 dinner, program to follow) September cruise to Tampa Yacht Club – Sept. 21-23

Our September 14th Dinner Program Meeting will feature the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office Marine & Environmental Safety Division who will tell us a thing or two about boating safety and patrolling our September Program – PCSO & Marine Safety. local waterways. We will also begin sign-up for our October Cruise to Pasadena Yacht and Country Club at this time. Inquire or sign-up for our events on the SPYC Website, Cruising Fleet page. Looking forward to seeing more of you on the water….

2018 – 2019 LBC Board of Directors: Left to right President, Patsy Warmack; Vice President Barbara Casey; Secretary, JoAnn Wood; Treasurer, Angela Kowalik; Program Chairwoman, Joy Hyland; and Membership Chairwoman, Linda Christman

We have great programs, take side trips into the community to visit points of interest, and play Mah Jongg all in support of the yacht club at Pass-a-Grille. We are especially proud of our“beach club”and invite you to join us – we are social, informal, and fun! Membership forms are available online at Just login and go to Clubs, Ladies Beach Club then Membership Form. Call or email Membership Chairwoman, Linda Christman, 727-561-0618 ( to join or renew. It’s $30.00 annually and worth every penny! September 2018 Smooth Sailing 11


On July 9th, the Golf Group played Mangrove Bay and had a fun time. There was a total of 17 players and it was a really nice day. Finishing in first place were Barbara Deninger, Jay Marshall, Joe Mansir, and Martin Morris at 4 under par. Second place, at 2 under par, were Herb Anderson, Guy Anderson, George Kinemond, and Theresa Matthews. Third place was secured by John Arsenault, Nydia Ballesteros, and Bill Protz. There were four par 3 holes and we all managed to miss the green on one of them…yikes! For the others, honors for closest to the pin went to Jack Howard, Theresa Matthews, and Martin Morris. Congratulations to all the winners. On August 21st, a new tradition for our club, we are headed to TopGolf for some fun and camaraderie. Guests are welcome, so please let us know if you’d like to join us. We plan to get started at 11:00 am. We are fast approaching a new year at SPYC and wish to warmly invite anyone, interested in joining the Golf Group, to drop by either for a visit at one of our monthly meetings at the club (preceded by happy hour of course!), or a golf outing to see if it’s a fit for you. If interested, please contact Susan and John Arsenault at


by Capt. Wayne Andrews




by Theresa Matthews


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Saltwater Anglers

Sign up now for the 2018 SPYC Annual Fishing Tournament! Few hearty soles made offshore runs for the last few days of Red Snapper fishing, and one 80 mile venture to fish in 180 200 feet of water for Grouper, Snapper, and Mahi. The weather was rough but the fishing was productive. Prepare yourselves and your boats for the Annual Fishing Tournament to be held at Pass-a-Grille on Saturday, October 27th. We have a number of sponsors, so lots of prizes for everyone, and trophies for top boats. Register Now! Tournament Registration, click on: ---> Member Login ---> Clubs---> Saltwater Anglers ---> Fishing Tournament. The Saltwater Anglers meet at 6:00 pm on the second Wednesday evening of every month, at the Downtown Clubhouse. Please come join us at one of our next meetings: September 12th & October 10th. Sign up on, click on the “Clubs” tab and scroll down to Saltwater Anglers, click on the Sign Up & Contact Info Form and get on the email list.

Bill Mann latched into a hearty Red Grouper


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Wayne Andrews shows off a nice Mahi Mahi


Part Two: George & Carol Orndorff’s trip east from Monterey, Ca. via their 1997 Porsche 993 Early before anyone in our motel turned on lights, we left Monterey, Ca. in the rain and fog. I locked the car with the key, not the electronic fob, not knowing the battery condition. The key locked the car, but turning it in reverse direction at 0400 local didn’t work so well. I set off the alarm - making me glad we were ready to just “jump in and GO!” Heading down US 101 to Paso Robles on Cal 58, turning east were dozens of oil wells pumping, and just a few feet away from one another. They were like large rusty steel skeletons constantly moving with a silent rhythm. Cal 58 is an open stretch of desert road, long distances to gas stops, and little habitation. Edwards AFB, with its missile and shuttle history, was identified by only a few signs off the highway. Ludlow was our first chance to leave I-40 and experience the true Rt. 66 experience. It’s nice having the modern highway parallel the “Mother Road”. While Rt 66 is old, very rough, and even closed in some sections, it was reassuring knowing after some nostalgic driving we could resume modern speeds on the interstate; while experiencing the ‘desert grandeur’ early automobile enthusiasts knew of in the 1920’s with an unpaved road. It’s easy to hop on and off I-40 and visit many towns made famous by Bobby Troup in the 1946 hit “Get your kicks on Rt. 66”…Oatmen is NOT one of those towns, but we’re glad we didn’t miss it!. The town is a definite step back to the 30’s or 40’s, with a “tail of the Dragon” road exiting toward Kingman, Az. (Photos of the town of Oatman, AZ - truly an OLD WEST experience.) Onward home…as TS Alberto changed other planed stops.


Power Boat Competition by Barbara Weller




by Dr. George Orndorff


Vintage Motor Club

Seeing Florida By Water … Daytrippers events restart in October with a day trip to the Pub, in the narrows, for a Sunday brunch on October 14th. Plan on meeting up around 10:30 am for best seats and slips. Please RSVP to me by October 12th so I can secure slips and seats! September 8th at 9:00 am: We will holding an on-water, fun event at our downtown docks for boaters interested in learning, or honing their boating skills on Tampa Bay, as part of our Cruiser Navigation Rally program. Interested boaters must contact myself or Judy McFadden by September 6th. October is a busy month with the nationally acclaimed 47th annual North American Invitational hosted by SPYC on October 27th: •

Festivities begin Tuesday, October 23rd with the arrival of most of the competitors.

Wednesday, October 24th, we are planning a casual welcome party and selection of boats. (Prior predicted log competitors and family are invited and encouraged to participate!)

Thursday, October 25th, is the first opportunity for competitors to see and test the boat on which they will compete. Observers, scrutinizers, boat owners, and all crew must be aboard!

Saturday, October 27th is the 47th Annual North American Invitational event on Tampa Bay. Following the competition there will be a formal dinner and awards ceremony Saturday evening in the downtown clubhouse. Again, all prior predicted log competitors and family are invited and encouraged to attend for this special awards dinner. If you are a prior competitor or family, please contact Judy McFadden at for reservations and more information. Looking forward to seeing you on the water … Barbara Weller, Chair, Power Boat Competition, barbara., 941-356-1680.

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The Wing Shooters society is made up of about 50 men who, at one time in their lives, shot targets or were hunters. Some of us have not been engaged since early days with our fathers, others, never have had any shooting experience. All are welcomed and there are all levels of proficiency, or deficiency, so anyone can try it! Three Past Commodores gathered at this station to see Bob Birkenstock hit what he describes as a technical target. That is, a target moving in more than one direction. It may be moving from left to right but either rising or falling. It takes a lot of practice to project where the clay bird will be when your shot column reaches it. We all learn from people like Bob that have more experience.

We move around a twelve station course in four man golf carts. Sometimes we just get all bunched up at one and get the opportunity to learn and heckle. Here, Gene Collins, our Grand Poo Bah, is entertaining a group of us. Gene's affinity for duck hunting has prepared him well for this endeavor.




by Andrew Evans




by John Arsenault

Flying Club

By the time you are reading this hopefully the hot, hot summer temps are at least settling down. As usual the summer months seem to curtail flying somewhat, but for some of us we managed to get “up there…amongst the clouds”. It was my privilege to share a flight with one of our club members, Piper Mirage, out over the Michigan countryside and along the Detroit River, quite a plane. In contrast several club members got up close with an Icon A5, a Light Sport Amphibious aircraft that lives at the opposite end of the size scale, but is no less sophisticated. It is amazing how far this category of aircraft have come, and our trial flights allowed us to see what a fine plane this is. Rumor has it one member may become a luck new owner. Back to my Michigan trip, I had a chance to visit the fabulous Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, too much to show everything here, but the exhibits included several significant aircraft and every conceivable piece of industrial engineering and automotive excellence. If you are ever in the area make sure to get over to Greenfield Village, but allow maybe a day or two. The next meeting will be at the Downtown Club on Sunday September 9th, cocktails 5:00 pm at the Tiki Bar (weather permitting), meeting 6:00 pm, and optional dinner at 7:00 pm new members welcome.

Left: Icon A5 St Pete

Sometimes the best time of day is around noon when we all end up at somebody's favorite restaurant. Because we shoot so often at the Sarasota Sporting Clays, we often end up at the Lucky Pelican off University Dr. in Sarasota. Their fresh fish and cold beer seems to slightly edge out or second choice of BBQ or pizza.

We meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm, usually followed by dinner. You do not need your own shotgun to participate with us. You may have determined by now that food has become a big part of our official activities! 14

Smooth Sailing September 2018

Above: Piper Mirage

Above: Detroit River

Right: Tri-Motor


Liver & Onions $18++


The Beach Club at


September SUN




For Reservations Please Call: 727-360-1646 THURS


SAT Broad Reachers 11 am

Happy Hour 4:00-7:00 pm Country Fried Steak ~ $17++

Live Music on Deck 5-8 pm

10 Mah Jongg 1:00 pm Happy Hour 4 -7 pm

Happy Hour 4-7 pm Burger Bar! $8++ Ice Cream Sundae Bar only $3++ extra


FRIDAY One lb Crab Legs ~ $27++



Sunday: Noon-8:00 pm Menu Available (Except during Sunday Brunch - last Sunday of each month)

Beach Club CLOSED due to Mandatory Employee Meeting

Ladies Beach 24 Club 11 am Mah Jongg 1:00 pm

16oz Rib Eye ~ $27++

Hours of Operation: Tues & Wed: CLOSED Mon, Thurs, Fri & Sat: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm (Menu available until 9:00 pm)


Happy Hour 4 -7 pm

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Happy Hour 4 -7 pm

Broad Reachers 11 am

Burger Bar 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Live Music on Deck 5-8 pm

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Bridge 11:30 am

BINGO! 6:30 pm



Unsinkables 6 pm





Happy Hour 4 -7 pm




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Mah Jongg 1:00 pm






13 Bridge 11:30 am Happy Hour 4 -7 pm

14 Italian Night! 5:30-9:00 pm

15 Broad Reachers 11 am Live Music on Deck 5-8 pm

Burger Bar 6:00 - 8:30 pm


Bridge 11:30 am Happy Hour 4 -7 pm

21 Wine Society 6 pm

22 Broad Reachers 11 am Live Music on Deck 5-8 pm

Burger Bar 6:00 - 8:30 pm


Bridge 11:30 am Happy Hour 4 -7 pm LAST NIGHT for Burger Bar!


29 Broad Reachers 11 am Live Music on Deck 5-8 pm

Bloody Mary 30 Bar & Brunch 11 am-2 pm.... $3++ Bloody Marys with Buffet

October Upcoming Events (Dates subject to change) 1: Unsinkables - 4: Bingo - 15: Ladies Beach Club - 19: Wine Society - 20: PAG Poker Run 21: Kids Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Party! 27: SPYC Fishing Tournament - 28: Bloody Mary Bar & Brunch Mondays: Mah Jongg - Thursdays: Bridge - Saturdays: Broad Reachers - Saturdays: LIVE Entertainment on the Deck September 2018 Smooth Sailing 15

Downtown Clubhouse


Clubhouse Main # (727) 822-3873 SUN







St. Petersburg Classic Regatta Bruce Watters Green Fleet Regatta



Fleet Cruise Tampa Yacht & Country Club




Golf Group 6 pm


Salty Sisters


Dance Classes 8 pm



Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin (Sept. 4th - 7th) 19:49


Salty Sisters



Saltwater Anglers 6 pm


Sailing Demo & Social - SPSC for info 727.822.3113)


Cruising Fleet 13 Dinner 5:30 pm Wing Shooters Society 6 pm Dance Classes 8 pm


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Riders Club 18 Salty Sisters 19 6:00 pm Woman's Club Amateur Radio 5 pm Club 6:00 pm Trivia 7 pm

Wine Society 6 pm



Dance Classes 8 pm

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Fleet Cruise Tampa Yacht & Country Club






Salty Sisters

Birthday Bash 6 - 9 pm

Wine & Cheese Pairing 6:30 pm

Dance Classes 8 pm





Sunday Brunch Buffet Grille 1909 10:30 am-1:30 pm Tiki Hut Happy Hour 3-5 pm Limited Lounge Menu after 9:30 pm



Breakfast Buffet 7-9 am (Served in Bridge Room) Happy Hour 4-7 pm in Lounge Limited Lounge Menu after 9:30 pm

WEDNESDAY Breakfast Buffet 7-9 am Limited Lounge Menu after 9:30 pm

22 British Invasion Show 6 pm Fleet Cruise Tampa Yacht & Country Club


Chicken Florentine in Basil Pesto Cream (Sept. 25th - 28th) 19:26

St. Petersburg 15 Classic Regatta


Grilled Atlantic Salmon (Sept. 18th - 21st)


FCYC MeetingHalifax River YC

Bruce Watters Green Fleet Regatta

Cornmeal Crusted Catfish (Sept. 11th - 14th)











Flying Club 5:00 pm



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College Match Racing Qualifier




October Upcoming Events (Dates subject to change) 21: Annual Member Appreciation 2: Golf Group 13: Ted Irwin Memorial /Fall Bay Event 4: Beverage Mixology Race 23-27: National Predicted Log Demonstration 14: Sailing Demo & Social Championship 4: Movies at the Tiki 16: Riders Club 25: Movies at the Tiki 9: Annual Meeting & BOD Election 17: Woman's Club Sunset 20:22 Sunset 20:21 26: State Dinner with Trump 9: Election Night Prix-Fixe Dinner 17: Trivia Night 27: Halloween Lounge Party 10: Saltwater Anglers 18: Wine Society 27: Annual North American 11: Wing Shooter's Society 19: Group Excursion- Kenny G Invitational 11: Movies at the Tiki Concert 27-28: Grand Masters Team Racing 11: Cruising Fleet Lunch/Mtg 18: Movies at the Tiki 28: Halloween Brunch & Kids Party 12: Gourmet Port Wine Dinner 19-21: Fleet Cruise to Pasadena YC 2018Club Championship 16 Smooth Sailing September 20: SPYC


Breakfast Buffet 7-9 am Captains Wines ~ 1/2 Price! Happy Hour 4 - 6 pm (Lounge & Tiki) Limited Lounge Menu after 9:30 pm


Breakfast Buffet 7-9 am Tiki Hut Happy Hour 5-7 am *Prime Time Special 5:30-9:30 pm Grille 1909* Limited Lounge Menu after 9:30 pm


Breakfast Buffet 7:30-10 am Tiki Hut Happy Hour 3-5 pm *Prime Time Special 5:30-9:30 pm Grille 1909* Limited Lounge Menu after 9:30 pm

Commodore Room Piano Lounge Open Fri - Sat: 7:30-11:30 pm

Grille 1909 Lunch Buffet: Tues-Fri. 11:30 am -2:00 pm A La Carte Lunch: Tues-Fri. 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Dinner: Tues-Sun. 5:30-9:30 pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am -1:30 pm

August Culinary Cuisine with Chef Russell Tuesday, September 25th at 3:00 pm Attend a LIVE demonstration of this dish being prepared at the Downtown Clubhouse Kitchen. Sign-up by September 21st at 727-892-6893, or email (limited to 10 spots, first come - first served basis).

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Roasted Tomato Puree on Polenta Serves 4, Preparation Time: 3 Hours, Cooking Time: 15 Minutes INGREDIENTS: 24 U 10 or U 12 Shrimp with tail Blended oil (75% Canola Oil & 25% Olive Oil) 1 Shallot, minced Chopped Parsley Salt & Pepper

“Hold Your Honey” Dance Classes!

Located at the Downtown Clubhouse in the Regatta Room Every Week in September at 8:00 pm Dates: September 6, 12, 20 & 27

$12 per person per class

OR $40/pp for all 4 Classes

A basic dance class for couples who would like to learn "beginner moves" on the dance floor. No pressure...just come out and have fun!

DIRECTIONS: Clean shrimp, leave tail fan on. Toss with blended oil, shallot & salt/pepper to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes, then grill shrimp over medium heat, 3 minutes per side. ROASTED TOMATO PUREE 12 Plum Tomatoes, halved, stem removed Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic 2 Tsp. Dried Oregano 2 Tsp. Dried Basil Kosher Salt Fresh Ground Pepper DIRECTIONS: Place tomatoes on a sheet tray skin side down. Drizzle with olive oil, season with all herbs & salt/pepper. Roast in a 275° oven for 2-3 hours. Cool, then place in food processor, scraping the caramelisation from pan also, and puree. Adjust seasoning with salt/pepper & add olive oil to taste. POLENTA (Makes 6 to 8 Portions) Preparation Time: 15 Minutes, Cooking Time: 30 Minutes 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil 1 /2 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic 2 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter 1 /2 Tbsp. Pepper Flakes 2/3 Cup Water 1/3 Cup, Plus 1 Tbsp Half & Half 1 /2 Cup Chicken Stock Fresh Cracked Pepper 1/2 Tbsp. Kosher Salt 1/2 Cup Cornmeal 3/4 Cup Grated Romano Cheese DIRECTIONS: Slowly saute 1st four ingredients in heavy bottom saucepan. Then add the next five ingredients and slowly bring to a boil. Gradually whisk in corn meal in a slow stream. Turn heat down to low and cook stirring continuously for 20 minutes. Add 1/2 Cup of the grated Romano Cheese and layout polenta on a small sheet tray. Lightly run cold butter over polenta to prevent skin forming. Chill until set. Cut into square shapes and top with the remaining grated cheese and bake to bring up to temperature. PLATE PRESENTATION Place square of warm polenta on plate, ladle 2 tablespoons of Tomato Puree next to polenta, then stand up shrimp around polenta. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Reservations Required: 727-892-6882


Traveling Burgees! SPYC members, Sam Lewis and Mona Hart flying the Yacht Club burgee in New York’s Harbor.

Mr. & Mrs. Stan and Barbara Mehaffey (June 2018) sailing the .... Schooner Martha.... in the San Juan Islands.

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH IN MEMORIAM Mr. J. Baird Lefter ~ July 2018 PC John L. Green ~ July 2018 Mr. Richard A. Lane ~ July 30, 2018



Dennis Mobley ~ Banquet Server, 40 yrs William Archer ~ Banquet Busser, 13 yrs Betty Metcalf ~ Front Desk, 11 yrs Allison Weaver ~ Banquet Server, 3 yrs Giuseppe De Lorenzo ~ Line Cook, 2 yrs Tahism Kadiu ~ Banquet Server, 2 yrs Charlotte Dutchak ~ Cashier/Front Desk, 2 yrs Reginald Mitchell ~ Dining Room Host, 1 yr Fedner Jeune ~ Dining Room Server, 1 yr (Our apologies for the misspelling of this next name published in the July/August issue.) Mercedes Cardenas ~ Line Cook, 4 yrs

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH JULY 2018, BRITTANY SPENCER Please help us congratulate Brittany Spencer, Supervisor at the Pass-a-Grille Club, as winner of the July 2018 "Employee of the Month!"  Brittany has been an employee of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club for 1 year while attending Eckerd College full time.  She has shown great leadership skills, is reliable, and a great asset to the Pass-a-Grille team.   Brittany always greets the members with a warm "hello" and a smile.  Please come out and congratulate her on this great accomplishment! Thank you, Brittany, for all of your hard work.

AUGUST 2018, LOGAN SCHWENN We would like to extend a heartfelt Congratulation to Logan Schwenn, as the August 2018 “Employee of the Month!” Logan has been a member of the Yacht Club staff since June 2017. Although his primary job at the Club is as a Banquet Server, in his brief time here Logan has also become a familiar face as a server in the Lounge. He is always willing to lend a hand anywhere in the Club, and has such a friendly demeanor. He exemplifies teamwork, helping out his fellow employees. Congratulations, Logan, keep up the spectacular job!!!

“Anchors Aweigh!!” Congratulations to the newest WINNER of the “Anchors Aweigh!” monthly game: Beverly Smoak Beverly was the lucky contest drawing winner locating all (9) images of Anne & Andy in the July/ August Double Issue. To recap, they were spotted on pages: 3,8,10,12,15,17,22,25, & 26. She snagged $100 in Gift Certificates that can be used for Food & Beverage while dining at the Club! Submit your answer for this month’s game by September 10th to the Member Services Coordinator at or 727-892-6893. Each month one name will be drawn out of ALL of the correct answers submitted. The WINNER will be announced on the 15th, and contacted via phone or email to claim their prize; a winning announcement can also be found on SPYC’s official Facebook page at SaintPetersburgYachtClub. *Note: Image of Anne & Andy on this page DOES NOT count in the contest.*


Smooth Sailing September 2018


Every Thursday in October at 8:00 pm Beginning October 4th Take a seat in the outside Lounge area or the Tiki Hut

Enjoy a different “feel good” Fall movie each week with a Fall Specialty Drink, and fresh popcorn from the Lounge! (Complimentary to attend for Members & Guests)

Italian Night Pass-a-Grille Clubhouse

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Friday, September 14th 5:30-9:00 pm $20++/pp

INCLUDES: Italian Wedding Soup Caesar Salad Chicken Francese over Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo Grilled Garden Vegetables Buttery Garlic Rolls & Tiramisu Italy's Most Popular Dessert!

Reservations: 727-360-1646



Early Bird Price




Take a Trip Down Memory Lane Saturday, September 22

Show starts at 7:00 pm in Downtown Club Ballroom




Cambria Estate Wine & Artisan Cheese Pairing Wednesday, September 26th | Reception ~ 6:30 pm | Event begins ~ 7:00 pm Early Bird Rate: $20++/pp, RSVP by 9/19/18 ($30++/pp for reservations after 9/19/18) Join us as Jackson Family Wines takes us through a Cambria Wine & Artisan Cheese Pairing. The Artisan Cheeses are ordered and flown in from California specifically for this event.

Cambria Tepusquet Viognier

Carmody - Bellwether Farms Yuzu Jelly

Reception: Cambia Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir Rose Cambria’s Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir Mt. Tam - Cowgirl Creamery Lemon & Pine Nut Shortbread

Seascape - Central Coast Creamery Cherry Verjus Jam

Cambria Tepusquet Syrah Baserri - Barinaga Ranch Bacon Almonds

Reservations Required: 727-892-6882 ~ LIMITED SEATING! (48 hour cancellation policy in effect ~ an Entertainment Committee event)

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Back By Popular Demand

Gourmet P��t Wine Dinner

Downtown Clubhouse

Friday, October 12th Early Bird Rate: $88++/per guest Reception: 6:30 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm

($98++/per guest for reservations made after 10/2/18)

Menu Truffle Lotte (Monk Fish) Piquet Red Currant Purée Fonseca Siroco White Port

Roasted Duck & Braised Figs in Bacon Plum Water Jus Croft Ruby Port Rsv.

Warm Dark Cherrie Bisque, Vanilla Bean Crème Fraîche Ice Croft Pink Port

Poeler Lamb Trotter, Parsnip Persimmons & Tawney Port Strat Fonseca 20yr Tawny Port

American Bison, Roasted Chippolinis, Seared Asparagus & Sultana Purée Quinta Do Valloda (Red) Dessert: Dark Chocolate Charlotte Taylor Single Vintage 1968

Reservations Required: 727-892-6882 (48 hour cancellation policy in affect. An Entertainment Committee event.)


TRUMP FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH 6:30 - 9:00 pm EARLY BIRD RATE! $30++/PER GUEST ($40++/per guest reservations made after 10/19) Comedian, actor, and writer Tim Watters is widely credited with popularizing the modern art of political impersonation, an accolade which is reinforced by his unprecedented record of more than 200 appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Recognized as the world’s premier President Bill Clinton impersonator for over 25 years, Tim has traded in his signature southern-charm for a boat-load of Big-Apple-bluster as he takes on the larger-than-life persona of real estate mogul, reality TV star, and President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and will undoubtabley be the premier Donald Trump impersonator for the next 25 years. Since April 2016, Tim has performed as Donald Trump for hundreds of organizations, companies, and associations from the Dominican Republic to Silicon Valley.

6:30 pm ~ Doors Open 7:00 pm ~ Sit down dinner served 8:00 pm ~ Donald Trump speaks 8:40 pm ~ Meet & Greet with Donald Trump

Since launching his career in 1992, Tim has appeared on television shows including NBC’s Hollywood Squares, CBS’ The Nanny, Comedy Central’s Win Ben Stein’s Money, and TruTV’s Friends Of The People. Tim Watters has portrayed President Clinton in countless movies including New Line Cinema’s Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me starring Mike Myers, Paramount Pictures’ Naked Gun 33 1/3 starring Leslie Nielson, and ATO’s Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey. In the course of Tim Watters’ illustrious career, he has performed for more of the world’s top brands than perhaps any impersonator in history, including AT&T, Columbia/Tri-Star, Dr. Pepper, Ernst & Young, Firestone, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Gillette, Heinz, Hewlett Packard, Hilton among very many others.

Reserved Seating: 727-892-6882 or *Cancellations honored until 10/22/18 by 5:00 pm, if your cancellation is received after this time, your original reservation will be charged.*


Smooth Sailing September 2018

Annual Election Night Prix-Fixe Dinner Tuesday, October 9th Commodore Room | 5:30 pm

$25++/per guest (Limited to 35 people)

If you are attending Election night at the Club, we want to make sure you can vote, eat dinner & make it upstairs to the Annual Meeting in a timely manner.

Reserved Seating: 727-892-6882 or *Cancellations honored until Friday, 10/5/18 at 5:00 pm, if your cancellation is received after this time, your original reservation will be charged.*


Sunday, October 21st 3:00 – 6:00 pm Kids, come & join us for a spooky day at the Beach Club!

Early Bird Rate: $15++/per child with a pumpkin Includes: Crafts, Photo Op, Goodie Bags & Cookies ($20++/per child for reservations made after 10/7)

Pumpkin Decorating Party!

Parents, want to join in the decorating fun? $10++/per parent with pumpkin *15% off Dinner if eating after the party – Kids do not eat free

BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) & we will supply all the decorations

Reservations Required: 727-360-1646 - LIMITED SEATING!

Halloween Party in the Lounge! Saturday, October 27th Heritage Lounge | 8:00 pm

Costume Contest! Prizes for Best, Scariest, Cutest, Sexiest, & most Creative. Dazzler Band 8:00 pm - Midnight

Join the adults for a Halloween Party with drink specials, costume contest, good fun & lots of SPYC camaraderie!

Halloween Brunch & Kid’s Halloween Zone SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm $32++/per adult & $16++/per child ages 4-12

*Traditional Brunch, including some Kid food favorites & Halloween treats *Includes “Bloodiest Mary’s” for the Adults *Kid’s, get your parents & grandparents to dress in costume and they will get $5 off Brunch!

JUST WANT THE KID ZONE PARTY? $10++/per child (One FREE adult per child with the Kid Zone only event) Reservations: 727-892-6882 or *Cancellations honored until 10/26/18 by 5:00 pm, if your cancellation is received after this time, your original reservation will be charged.*

Reservations Not Required Open Seating For Members & their Guests

Included with Brunch is our Kid “Halloween Zone” in the Regatta Room - 11:00 am - 2:30 pm *Fun DJ hosting with awesome music and fun games for Kids & Adults! *Balloon Artist *Party favors *Costume Contest *Bug Juice, Ghost Blood & Halloween Treats

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Now taking Reservations....SPYC Group Excursions! Exciting NEW line-up of shows available for the 2018-2019 Group Excursions to the STRAZ... PLUS... two shows at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota!

*Reservations must be made by the deadline dates indicated below. RSVP with Member Services Coordinator: 727-892-6893 or*

"Kenny G in Concert" Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 ~ 8:00 pm $158/pp (dinner is separate)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Join us for a Pre-Theater Dinner at the Sarasota Yacht Club, then be whisked away to enjoy renowned musical artist, Kenny G LIVE in concert. (Front Orchestra premerie seating in the "Golden Circle".) Transportation provided LIMITED SEATING.

"Disney's - The Lion King" Saturday, March 30, 2019 ~ 7:30 pm Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall $236/pp ( Dinner, Show & Transport) RSVP by 1/2/19

"Hello Dolly" at the STRAZ Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 ~ 8:00 pm $230/pp (Dinner, Show & Transport) RSVP by: 9/21/18 "Les Miserables" at the STRAZ Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 ~ 8:00 pm $225/pp (Dinner, Show & Transport) RSVP by: 12/1/18

"Kinky Boots" at the STRAZ Saturday ~ May 18, 2019 ~ 8:00 pm $ 225/pp (Dinner, Show & Transport) RSVP by: 9/21/18 RSVP by 1/2/19 All packages are Non-Refundable. Event minimum for is 12 people. Should RSVP's fall below 12, event will be canceled. In this circumstance, event packages will be fully refundable. Seating is based upon box office availability.

Mark Your Calendars! Get ready for the most popular annual event at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club…

The Commodore’s Ball 2018 Saturday, November 10th

Formal/Black Tie attire ~ Complete details to be announced in the October issue of Smooth Sailing. *SPYC Members Only ~ Reservations are Required*

Join us for the 19th Annual

Chrismas Boutique

Shop 'til you drop!! Proceeds from our 2017 Christmas Boutique supported YMCA Sponsorships for some great kids! Proceeds from our 2015 Christmas Boutique sponsored 25 YMCA Scholarships & NEW '420' sails for the Jr. Sailing Program!

Tuesday, November 27th 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Organized by Salty Sisters and SPYC Woman’s Club To Benefit SPYC Junior Sailing Programs Attention Members: Ladies Card Room will not be available on Tuesday, 11/28/18, due to the Christmas Boutique

*Christmas Boutique donations benefit the SPYC Jr. Sailing Program, now a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation*

Stay for dinner after you shop & enjoy our

Burger Bar!


Enjoy a burger with all the fixings, including Salad & Fries • $10++ Add the Sundae Bar for Dessert • $3++ (Additional)

Ho! Ho! Hold your Holiday Party at SPYC! 1 Hour Hosted Bar & Holiday Menu Selection of Hors d’Oeuvres $29 per person* *Pricing does not include Service Charge & Tax **Offer available to parties a minimum of 25 and maximum of 50 people only *** Offer only good for events held Tuesday – Thursday in December 2018


Smooth Sailing September 2018

Inquire about our additional Holiday Packages also available this year! Call to book your event today: 727-892-6882 or

Monthly Events: Downtown & Pass-a-Grille (all dates subject to change) ENTERTAINMENT IN THE HERITAGE LOUNGE TUES. - THURS.: 7:30 pm FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 8:00 pm Sept Sept Sept Sept Sept

1: Standing 8 Count Jazz Band 4-8: Sequel 11-15: Green Flash 18-22: DAZZLER 25-29: The Royz Band

WINE SOCIETY Downtown: Thursday, September 20th at 6:00 pm Call: 727-822-3873

Pass-a-Grille: Friday, September 21st at 6:00 pm Call: 727-360-1646

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a waiting list that has been established for Wine Society events, all cancellations are required 24 hours in advance. Non Wine Society Guests Welcomed - $25

TIKI HUT ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAYS FROM 5:00 - 10:00 pm Sept 7: Angelo Cooke (5-10 pm) Sept 14: Sam Stone (5-7 pm) Dave Vallerie (7-10 pm) Sept 21: Chris Rooney (5-10 pm) Sept 28: Sam Stone (5-7 pm) Steve Mullis (7-10 pm)


BIRTHDAY BASH Next Bash: Thursday, September 27th $17++/ Per Guest • 6:00 - 9:00 pm Reservations: 727-892-6882 or

SEPTEMBER 4TH – 7TH: Beefsteak Tomato Salad with Sugar Glazed Applewood Bacon, Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Rosemary Potato Cake & fresh Chives. SEPTEMBER 11TH – 14TH: Butterhead Lettuce Salad with Mandarin Oranges & Florida Citrus Vinaigrette, Cornmeal Crusted Catfish, crispy Jo Joes & Creole Remoulade. SEPTEMBER 18TH – 21ST: Italian flat leaf Spinach Salad with hot Bacon Vinaigrette, Grilled Atlantic Salmon & pan seared Garlic Parsley Crook Neck Squash over Cremini Mushroom Smashed Potatoes. SEPTEMBER 25TH – 28TH: Arugula, Roma Tomatoes and fresh Mozzarella in Champagne Chive Vinaigrette, Chicken Florentine in Basil Pesto Cream, Mascarpone Polenta & roasted Eggplant. 

BRUNCH punch cards for the Summer!

Have Brunch Downtown Five Times During the Summer & Receive the Sixth for Free!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT PASS-A-GRILLE Every Saturday from 5:00-8:00 pm Buckets of Beer ~ $11++

Entertainment Schedule:

Sept 1: Jeff McNabb Sept 8: Darrell Dodge Sept 15: Dave Williamson Sept 22: Chris Rooney Sept 29: Steve Mullis *Located only at our Beach Club location*

TRIVIA NIGHT Downtown: Trivia Night Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm Early Bird Rate: $10++/per guest (Reservations made less than 7 days before the event are $20++/per guest) Takes place in the Regatta Room Reservations: 727-892-6882

BINGO AT PASS-A-GRILLE Thursday, September 6th & October 4th

$10++/pp • 6:30-8:30 pm Includes food, book of 15 strips of 3 cards (each strip 2 games, total 30 games) Prizes awarded for each game. RSVP: 727-360-1646

SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Grille 1909 ~ 10:30 am-1:30 pm $16++ Buffet | $15++Unlimited Mimosa Bar ($20/Unlimited Mimosa Bar without Brunch or $6 each) Reservations Suggested: 727-822-3873

Receive a "Brunch Punch Card" from your server, provided at your first Brunch visit. The cards will be punched each time you enjoy Brunch Downtown.

Cards valid May 15 – September 25, 2016 Not valid on holidays and special events. One brunch stamped per visit. Card must be present to receive stamp. Downtown location only. Complimentary Brunches must be redeemed by 12/11/16.

BLOODY MARY BAR & BRUNCH AT PASS-A-GRILLE Bloody Mary Brunch Sunday, September 30th

11:00 am - 2 :00 pm | $16++/Buffet Build your own Bloody Mary $3++ with Buffet, $5++ without Buffet RSVP: 727-360-1646 23

Prsrt Std US Postage Paid Tampa FL Permit 2622

11 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-3919 (727) 822-3873

2301 Pass-a-Grille Way St. Pete Beach, FL (727) 360-1646


Marc Reydams………….............................823-1219 General Manager Colleen Finney, CHAE................................823-1061 Chief Financial Officer Susan Robertson ………….............................892-6888 Director of Membership/Marketing Joseph Van Bemmel..................................892-6889 Executive Chef Shannon Nylander, CPCE..........................892-6882 Director of Catering Christopher Penland.................................892-6887 Asst. Catering Manager Pierre Dumaine………...............................892-6880 Director of Food & Beverage Mary Lou Privitera ……...............................…822-3873 Director of Restaurants ext. 227

Hours of Operation: CLOSED Mondays

Kerrie Paquette ……......….................…..360-1646 Manager at The Beach Club at PAG

Clubhouse Open (Tues. – Sunday): 7:00 am

Shawn Macking……….....................….….822-3113 Waterfront Director John Toberman ...…............................…..822-3227

Downtown: Commodore Room: Commodore Dining Room is available for private party bookings with advance reservations. (Contact Catering for details) Friday & Saturday: LIVE Piano Bar 7:30 pm-11:30 pm

Grille 1909: (Reservations are strongly recommended) Lunch: Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm • Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Todd Fedyszyn………............................….896-8101 Youth Sailing Director

Heritage Lounge: (food service hours)

Leah Wieter ………....................................892-6893 Member Services/Marketing Coordinator

Bridge Room:

Steve Partridge...…………........................892-6892 Facilities Manager

Thursday, Friday: 5:00 pm - (Closing varies based upon weather & business levels) Saturday: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Micah Giralte……………...........................892-6894 Executive Housekeeper Suzanne Gendrot .………....................727-822-3873 Executive Pastry Chef ext. 223

Snell Isle Marina: 895-8142 Downtown Marina: 822-3227 Accounting/Billing Support: 892-6883 or 892-6884

Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm • Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Limited Late Night Menu available after 9:30 pm) Breakfast Buffet: Tuesday - Friday, 7:00 am - 9:00 am Saturday – 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Tiki Hut:

Sailing Center: Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Snell Isle Hours: Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Wednesday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm • Saturday & Sunday 7 am - 6 pm

Pass-a-Grille Clubhouse: Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am-9:30 pm (Menu available until 9 pm) Sunday: Noon-8:00 pm | Sunday Brunch 11:00 am-2:00 pm (Last Sunday of every month) *Menu available on Sunday, except during Sunday Brunch. Limited menu in Lounge available on this day, with regular a la carte menu served from 2:00-8:00 pm.* #stpetersburgyachtclub on Instagram

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Smooth Sailing Newsletter ~ September 2018  

St. Petersburg Yacht Club is a private, members only organization founded in 1909. Membership is by invitation only.

Smooth Sailing Newsletter ~ September 2018  

St. Petersburg Yacht Club is a private, members only organization founded in 1909. Membership is by invitation only.